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Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Regular

Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect.
If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested.

In brief: Regular

Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect.
If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pcp

There is not much a specialist can do extra.

In brief: Pcp

There is not much a specialist can do extra.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Depends on the depth

For deep injuries you may want to go to the er. If it is somewhat superficial, you may want to have podiatrist take care of it.

In brief: Depends on the depth

For deep injuries you may want to go to the er. If it is somewhat superficial, you may want to have podiatrist take care of it.
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